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Turk Pipkin has been a stand-up comedian and actor, appearing in Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman, as well as The Sopranos, The Alamo, and Friday Night Lights. He is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fast Greens and has written for CBS, NBC, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Travel + Leisure Golf, Playboy, and Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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"The Old Man and the Tee" is a must for anyone who hasn't played with Willie Nelson and has given up this stupid game more than once.--David Feherty, bestselling author of A Nasty Bit of Rough and Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot A lot of fun to read. Turk Pipkin sets his course upon a voyage of vastly improving his golf game and discovers a renewed sense of life itself.--Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer and Masters winner Turk Pipkin is the most passionate golf nut I know. This book proves it. He actually thinks the game is fun.--Dan Jenkins, author of Rude Behavior, Semi Tough, and Fairways and Greens Turk Pipkin goes on the quest that all amateur golfers dream of but few dare to do---take a year off from life to cut ten strokes from his game. Go on this trip with him and you will improve your own game, meet some interesting people around the world, and have a grand adventure.--Bud Shrake, coauthor of Harvey Penick s Little Red Book" "With spiritual guidance from Willie Nelson and golf lessons from David Leadbetter, the author sets out on a hilarious quest to drop ten strokes from his game and learn a little bit about life in the process." --Esquire magazine "Pipkin's West Texas dry wit and knack for storytelling, make this a most enjoyable year to follow him around." --The Austin Chronicle "The best golf quest since Don Quixote birdied the windmill hole!" --Willie Nelson "This bouncing, quixotic quest is hole-in-one reading for anyone who loves the game---or hates their own game and would love to love it more." --American Way Magazine "Thanks to Pipkin's delightful self-deprecating humor (he is a former stand-up comic) and to his genuine humility in the face of so complex a game, this is one golf memoir that engenders more sympathy than envy." --Booklist "Breezy and enjoyable memoir." --Publishers Weekly "The Old Man and the Tee is a must for anyone who hasn't played with Willie Nelson and has given up this stupid game more than once." --David Feherty, bestselling author of A Nasty Bit of Rough and Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot "A lot of fun to read. Turk Pipkin sets his course upon a voyage of vastly improving his golf game and discovers a renewed sense of life itself." --Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer and Masters winner "Turk Pipkin is the most passionate golf nut I know. This book proves it. He actually thinks the game is fun." --Dan Jenkins, author of Rude Behavior, Semi Tough, and Fairways and Greens "Turk Pipkin goes on the quest that all amateur golfers dream of but few dare to do---take a year off from life to cut ten strokes from his game. Go on this trip with him and you will improve your own game, meet some interesting people around the world, and have a grand adventure." --Bud Shrake, coauthor of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book With spiritual guidance from Willie Nelson and golf lessons from David Leadbetter, the author sets out on a hilarious quest to drop ten strokes from his game and learn a little bit about life in the process. "Esquire magazine" Pipkin's West Texas dry wit and knack for storytelling, make this a most enjoyable year to follow him around. "The Austin Chronicle" The best golf quest since Don Quixote birdied the windmill hole! "Willie Nelson" This bouncing, quixotic quest is hole-in-one reading for anyone who loves the game---or hates their own game and would love to love it more. "American Way Magazine" Thanks to Pipkin's delightful self-deprecating humor (he is a former stand-up comic) and to his genuine humility in the face of so complex a game, this is one golf memoir that engenders more sympathy than envy. "Booklist" Breezy and enjoyable memoir. "Publishers Weekly" "The Old Man and the Tee" is a must for anyone who hasn't played with Willie Nelson and has given up this stupid game more than once. David Feherty, bestselling author of A Nasty Bit of Rough and Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot A lot of fun to read. Turk Pipkin sets his course upon a voyage of vastly improving his golf game and discovers a renewed sense of life itself. Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer and Masters winner Turk Pipkin is the most passionate golf nut I know. This book proves it. He actually thinks the game is fun. Dan Jenkins, author of Rude Behavior, Semi Tough, and Fairways and Greens Turk Pipkin goes on the quest that all amateur golfers dream of but few dare to do---take a year off from life to cut ten strokes from his game. Go on this trip with him and you will improve your own game, meet some interesting people around the world, and have a grand adventure. Bud Shrake, coauthor of Harvey Penick s Little Red Book" "With spiritual guidance from Willie Nelson and golf lessons from David Leadbetter, the author sets out on a hilarious quest to drop ten strokes from his game and learn a little bit about life in the process." ---"Esquire" magazine "Pipkin's West Texas dry wit and knack for storytelling, make this a most enjoyable year to follow him around." ---"The Austin Chronicle" "The best golf quest since Don Quixote birdied the windmill hole!"---Willie Nelson "This bouncing, quixotic quest is hole-in-one reading for anyone who loves the game---or hates their own game and would love to love it more." ---"American Way Magazine" "Thanks to Pipkin's delightful self-deprecating humor (he is a former stand-up comic) and to his genuine humility in the face of so complex a game, this is one golf memoir that engenders more sympathy than envy." ---"Booklist" "Breezy and enjoyable memoir." ---"Publishers Weekly" ""The Old Man and the Tee" is a must for anyone who hasn't played with Willie Nelson and has given up this stupid game more than once." ---David Feherty, bestselling author of "A Nasty Bit of Rough" and "Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot" "A lot of fun to read. Turk Pipkin sets his course upon a voyage of vastly improving his golf game and discovers a renewed sense of life itself." ---Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer and Masters winner "Turk Pipkin is the most passionate golf nut I know. This book proves it. He actually thinks the game is fun." ---Dan Jenkins, author of "Rude Behavior, Semi Tough, " and "Fairways and Greens" "Turk Pipkin goes on the quest that all amateur golfers dream of but few dare to do---take a year off from life to cut ten strokes from his game. Go on this trip with him and you will improve your own game, meet some interesting people around the world, and have a grand adventure." ---Bud Shrake, coauthor of "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" "With spiritual guidance from Willie Nelson and golf lessons from David Leadbetter, the author sets out on a hilarious quest to drop ten strokes from his game and learn a little bit about life in the process." ---"Esquire" magazine "Pipkin's West Texas dry wit and knack for storytelling, make this a most enjoyable year to follow him around." ---"The Austin Chronicle" "The best golf quest since Don Quixote birdied the windmill hole!"---Willie Nelson "This bouncing, quixotic quest is hole-in-one reading for anyone who loves the game---or hates their own game and would love to love it more." ---"American Way Magazine" "Thanks to Pipkin's delightful self-deprecating humor (he is a former stand-up comic) and to his genuine humility in the face of so complex a game, this is one golf memoir that engenders more sympathy than envy." ---"Booklist" "Breezy and enjoyable memoir." ---"P " With spiritual guidance from Willie Nelson and golf lessons from David Leadbetter, the author sets out on a hilarious quest to drop ten strokes from his game and learn a little bit about life in the process." ---"Esquire" magazine " Pipkin' s West Texas dry wit and knack for storytelling, make this a most enjoyable year to follow him around." ---"The Austin Chronicle" " The best golf quest since Don Quixote birdied the windmill hole!" ---Willie Nelson " This bouncing, quixotic quest is hole-in-one reading for anyone who loves the game---or hates their own game and would love to love it more." ---"American Way Magazine" " Thanks to Pipkin' s delightful self-deprecating humor (he is a former stand-up comic) and to his genuine humility in the face of so complex a game, this is one golf memoir that engenders more sympathy than envy." ---"Booklist" " Breezy and enjoyable memoir." ---"Publishers Weekly" " "The Old Man and the Tee" is a must for anyone who hasn' t played with Willie Nelson and has given up this stupid game more than once." ---David Feherty, bestselling author of "A Nasty Bit of Rough" and "Somewhere in Ireland, a Village is Missing an Idiot" " A lot of fun to read. Turk Pipkin sets his course upon a voyage of vastly improving his golf game and discovers a renewed sense of life itself." ---Ben Crenshaw, professional golfer and Masters winner " Turk Pipkin is the most passionate golf nut I know. This book proves it. He actually thinks the game is fun." ---Dan Jenkins, author of "Rude Behavior, Semi Tough," and "Fairways and Greens" " Turk Pipkin goes on the quest that all amateur golfers dream of but few dare to do---take a year off from life to cut ten strokes from his game. Go on this trip with him and you will improve your own game, meet some interesting people around the world, and have a grand adventure." ---Bud Shrake, coauthor of "Harvey Penick' s Little Red Book"

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